Pro Wrestling NOAH announced at a press conference that GHC Heavyweight Champion Keiji Mutoh, who has made regular appearances since WRESTLE-1 closed in April, has signed a two-year contract with the promotion.

Speaking at the press conference, Naomichi Marufuji noted that he has been trying to get Mutoh (also known as The Great Muta) to sign a full-time deal with Pro Wrestling NOAH for a while and believes that his signing will help the global expansion of the promotion.